Holcim (US), one of the nation’s leading manufacturers and suppliers of cement and mineral components, introduced its Rainbow Masonry Designer App at the 2013 World of Concrete (WOC) tradeshow. The iPad application allows architects to collaborate in real time with building owners and/or construction companies to visually select brick façades that reflect a project’s vision.
The Masonry Designer App allows users to view and select brick colors, pattern/bond and mortar colors in real time. Once a combination is selected, a PDF of the choices can be sent to various brick manufacturers for samples and estimates. By dynamically selecting brick colors, patterns and one of the 60 different Rainbow mortar colors available, much of the guesswork and color speculation can be avoided. The free application is supported by the Apple iOs for the iPad via web browsers.